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02.11.12

£1.8m refurbishment for Shrewsbury rail bridge

The main railway bridge in Shrewsbury is to get a £1.8m facelift, Network Rail has said. 

The Shropshire Star newspaper reports that the bridge over the River Severn near the station is to be grit-blasted and undergo repair and refurbishment work, and get a new long-lasting paint job which should be good for 25 years. 

Mark Langman, route managing director, said it should be complete by March 2014. 

The newspaper quoted Langman as saying: “We are just working through the details. It has to be done by 2014, so work will start in the next year. 

“We have a programme that is ongoing and we want to keep all of our stations in tip-top condition.” 

He also said the completion of the £22m signalling improving project on the Shrewsbury-Crewe line by December 10 would mean more reliable journeys for passengers. 

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(Image of Shrewsbury railway bridge copyright Simon Li, used here under a Creative Commons licence, some rights reserved)

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